A free program for calculating EUD-based NTCP and TCP in external beam radiotherapy

Hiram A. Gay, Andrzej Niemierko

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Abstract

Purpose: Provide a simple research tool that may be used to calculate the NCTP or TCP of a particular treatment plan. Illustrate the implementation of the EUD-based NTCP and TCP models as a research tool. Methods and materials: A high-level computing language was chosen to implement Niemierko's EUD-based NTCP and TCP mathematical models. The necessary treatment planning software requirements were clearly defined. Results: The computer code is presented and explained. Six simple examples were created to quickly troubleshoot the reader's code implementation. A table of model parameters based on the Emami data was generated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-125
Number of pages11
JournalPhysica Medica
Volume23
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • DVH
  • Dose-volume histogram
  • EUD
  • Equivalent uniform dose
  • NTCP
  • Normal tissue complication probability
  • Program
  • Radiation
  • Radiotherapy
  • Software
  • TCP
  • Tumor control probability

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